MoD failings mean soldiers’ equipment is five years late, £35 billion over budget – report


ABOVE: unnecessary injuries and deaths caused by Whitehall incompetent pen-pushers and Labour/Tory WARMONGERING.

Soldiers lives are being put at risk by “endemic” failures at the Ministry of Defence which have led to the equipment procurement programme being £35 billion over budget and five years behind schedule, according to an official report that ministers are accused of trying to suppress.

MoD systems for acquiring new equipment are “harming our ability…to conduct difficult current operations” and should be privatised, according to the leaked report by Bernard Gray, a leading businessman and former adviser to Labour defence ministers.

In a separate development it was disclosed that hundreds of British soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are locked in legal battles with the MoD over compensation.

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